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Lien Truong
updated: 01/23/2012
website: www.lientruong.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Protagonist: East-West no.1
The Protagonist: East-West no. 2
The Protagonist: Terminator
Adorationland
Adorationland, Detail
Portrait of Icons: Trapped Flour Drawings (Osteen and Warren)
Detail, Portrait of Icons: Osteen
Detail, Portrait of Icons: Warren
House of Worship no.1: Los Angeles
House of Worship no.2: Los Angeles
House of Grandeur no. 2: Dallas, TX
House of Grandeur no. 1: San Francisco, CA
House of Adoration Installation, Ryllega Experimental Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam
House of Adoration Installation, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  consumer culture, political, architecture, conceptual, domestic, social criticism, spiritual, technology, mapping, portraiture
 
 
The Protagonist: East-West no.1 by Lien Truong
The Protagonist: East-West no.1
oil on panel
2009
16 " x  16 "  x 2 " 
The Protagonist: East-West no. 2 by Lien Truong
The Protagonist: East-West no. 2
oil on canvas
2009
72 " x  60 "  x 2.5 " 
The Protagonist: Terminator by Lien Truong
The Protagonist: Terminator
oil on panel
2009
16 " x  16 "  x 2 " 
Adorationland by Lien Truong
Adorationland
Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA, 2009 Astroturf, fabric, thread, lights, wood, sound-sensitive controller, cd, player, and speakers For reference, large lit form is 41.5" x 41.5" x 34".
2009
Dimensions variable
Adorationland, Detail by Lien Truong
Adorationland, Detail
Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA, 2009 Astroturf, fabric, thread, lights, wood, sound-sensitive controller, cd, player, and speakers For reference, large lit form is 41.5" x 41.5" x 34".
2009
Dimensions variable
Portrait of Icons: Trapped Flour Drawings (Osteen and Warren) by Lien Truong
Portrait of Icons: Trapped Flour Drawings (Osteen and Warren)
Unbleached Flour, Acrylic, Lightbox, Ac Adaptors,Wood, Paint
2008
58 " x  42 "  x 2.5 " 
Detail, Portrait of Icons: Osteen by Lien Truong
Detail, Portrait of Icons: Osteen
Unbleached Flour, Acrylic, Lightbox, Wood
2008
Dimensions variable
Detail, Portrait of Icons: Warren by Lien Truong
Detail, Portrait of Icons: Warren
Unbleached Flour, Acrylic, Lightbox, Wood4
2008
Dimensions variable
House of Worship no.1: Los Angeles by Lien Truong
House of Worship no.1: Los Angeles
oil and wax on panel
2008
24" x  36"  x 2" 
House of Worship no.2: Los Angeles by Lien Truong
House of Worship no.2: Los Angeles
oil and wax on panel
2008
24" x  36"  x 2" 
House of Grandeur no. 2: Dallas, TX by Lien Truong
House of Grandeur no. 2: Dallas, TX
oil on canvas
2008
48" x  48"  x 2" 
House of Grandeur no. 1: San Francisco, CA by Lien Truong
House of Grandeur no. 1: San Francisco, CA
oil on canvas
2007
48" x  48" 
House of Adoration Installation, Ryllega Experimental Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam by Lien Truong
House of Adoration Installation, Ryllega Experimental Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam
graphite and acrylic on mylar film, sound sensitive lights, cd
2007
Dimensions variable
House of Adoration Installation, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Lien Truong
House of Adoration Installation, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
graphite and acrylic on mylar film, plexiglass, sound sensitive lights, cd
2007
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
The act of manipulating pigment over a support instantaneously embraces centuries of historical drawing and painting, art made integral with religious principals and cultural ideologies. I am at once undeniably seduced by the sensation and process of pushing material over a surface and at the same time curiously fixated on the present-day relevance and discoveries of these primordial acts. For me, the advancement of art and culture are parallel. Creating art becomes an illuminating act, one undertaken to understand contemporary doctrines by the study of evolving sentiments. My work examines the development and substance of our belief systems.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION
2001 MFA, Mills College, Oakland, CA
1999 BFA, Humboldt State University, CA

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009   Adorationland, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA
2007 House of Adoration, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
House of Adoration, Ryllega Experimental Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam
2006 Portrait of a Contemporary Family, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA
2004 Portrait of a Family, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2003 Modern Day Fairy Tales, Oakland Museum of CA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009        Outwin Boochever Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (upcoming)
                 Family Pictures, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
               CAUTION Development in Progress, Galerie Quynh Contemporary Art Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2008 In Transition Russia (October-December, 2008)
Municipal Centre for Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia
National Centres for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
2006 National Juried Exhibition, Marin Art Center, CA Juror: Rene de Guzman
2005 Out of Context, Huntington Beach Art Center, CA
2004 New American Paintings, 8th Pacific Coast Edition, The Open Studios Press
2002 Art/Work/Art, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, CCA
APAture: SOMarts, CA
2000 Crossroads: Art of Revolution, Art of Rescue, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute

SELECT AWARDS
2007 Small Artist Grant, Hanoi University of Culture, Vietnam
2004 Guest Artist, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Family Program, CA
2003 Artist-in-Residence, Oakland Museum of California, CA
1999 Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation, CA

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Buckner, Clark, “A Year and a Half of Art in San Francisco, with introduction by Helfand, Glen, Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
Uda, Motoko, Preview, ARTit Japan’s bilingual art quarterly, Issue 16 Summer-Fall 2007
Bing, Alison, Review, March 26, 2004, SFGate.com, The San Francisco Chronicle
Buckner, Clark, “Portraits of a Family”, Critics Choice Review, March 17, 2004, The San Francisco Bay Guardian
Ellegood, Anne, Editor’s Letter, New American Paintings, 2004, 8th Pacific Coast Edition, The Open Studios Press